Stay Hydrated with Infused Water

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Summer is here! I know the official first day of summer isn’t for a few more weeks, but school is out and we’ve reached over 90F the past couple of days. Welcome to summer in Texas!

One of the most important things to remember when the temperatures start rising is to stay hydrated. It is so easy to become dehydrated when it’s hot and humid outside and you’re spending hours by the pool soaking up the rays. I learned this lesson the hard way when I was in high school and passed out during marching band practice. Y’all… getting too hot, not drinking enough water, spending hours on hot cement and locking your knees are not a good combo!

Staying hydrated has so many benefits. It helps ward off random “hunger” attacks (which can actually be your body telling you you’re thirsty), helps balance your body fluids and makes your skin look good. Your body will thank you when you make sure you’re hydrated! I’ve noticed that I have fewer headaches, have more energy and feel better overall when I make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Infused Water | read more at happilythehicks.com

I could drink plain ‘ole water all day, but I know that water can get old fast. One of my favorite ways to spice up my water is by infusing it with fruit and fresh herbs. Not only is it all natural and free from the extra sugar and chemicals you don’t need, but there are so many other health benefits that go along with it too!

To infuse your water, you can just put the fruits and herbs in a pitcher, fill it with water and keep it refrigerated, or you can use some of the really cool cups and pitchers that have made especially for infusing water. I love bringing my fruit infuser bottle with me to work, and my pitcher is perfect for making a big batch while meal prepping!

So without further ado, here are my favorite infused water combos.
How do you stay hydrated during the summer?

Strawberry Lemon Mint Infused Water

5 strawberries, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
3 Tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped

Benefits: promotes digestion, soothes stomach pains, increases metabolism, good source of Vitamin C and manganese

Lemon Cucumber Infused Water

1 lemon, sliced
1/2 cucumber, sliced

Benefits: aids digestion, increases metabolism, cleanses your system, promotes healthy skin, good source of Vitamin C and silica

Sweet Summertime Infused Water

1/2 cup watermelon, chopped
3 strawberries, sliced
1/2 orange, sliced
1/2 peach, chopped

Benefits: contains antioxidants, works as an anti-inflammatory, helps relieve stress, good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C

Green Goddess Infused Water

1/2 cucumber, sliced
3 Tbsp fresh basil leaves
1 lime, sliced

Benefits: anti-inflammatory properties, reduces stress, good for your muscles, acts as a natural detox, good source of Vitamin K and Vitamin C

Grapefruit Rosemary Infused Water

1 grapefruit, sliced
3 sprigs rosemary

Benefits: improves digestion, increases brain activity, has anti-aging properties, helps blood pressure, good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and beta carotene

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  1. Shann Eva

    June 8th, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Yum! These all sound very refreshing. I need to drink more water, but I get so sick of it plain. These are great ideas, without any added sugar, which I love. I really want to get one of those infusing pitchers too.

  2. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 9th, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    You should get one, Shann! They are amazing, and I love using mine.

  3. Jessica Bradshaw

    June 8th, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Yum!! I actually have an infused water post in my que. haha. Very different recipes, but these all sound so delicious!

  4. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 9th, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    How funny!! Great minds think alike, right? I look forward to seeing your recipes too!

  5. Mai Lyn Ngo

    June 8th, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Oh heyyyy. These combos are great ideas. I need one of those infused pitchers! I’ve never thought of mixing lemon and cucumber and those are my favs. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 9th, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks Mai Lyn! I LOVE lemon cucumber, even though my dad always makes fun of me when I make it haha. I don’t know why he finds it so funny! You need to try it out :)

  7. Rica Lewis

    June 8th, 2016 at 11:23 am

    This is just in time for the hot Florida summer! It looks so refreshing! We only drink water in my house, so this will be a great variation. Thank you!

  8. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 9th, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Yes! All I really drink is water, so adding the fruit and herbs keeps things interesting and healthy. You’ll love these recipes!

  9. Lecy | A Simpler Grace

    June 8th, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I love drinking infused water and these are some great flavor combinations! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 9th, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, Lecy!

  11. Susannah

    June 8th, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Yum! These are some great “recipes” :-)

  12. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 9th, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks Susannah!

  13. Jessica Hughes

    June 8th, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Infused water is so amazing, great way to get your ‘water in’ but not while adding some taste!

  14. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 9th, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I agree!! I love the yummy hint of flavor it gives.

  15. Small Town So(Lace)

    June 8th, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I’m loving these ideas! Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 9th, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks for visiting, Lacey! :)

  17. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 9th, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    I love cucumber water too! It’s so refreshing and bright. Thanks for visiting, Nellwyn!

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